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airBaltic 47th Airbus A220-300 aircraft landed in Riga

On February 13, 2024 airBaltic welcomed its 47th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABU, in Riga. This is the first Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2024. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300which airBaltic has...

Engineering greater efficiency: British Airways moves to predictive automated maintenance reporting system

A cutting-edge engineering system that uses real-time data to predict aircraft maintenance issues is helping British Airways reduce delays and save the use of more than 900,000 pieces of paper a year. The E-Logs platform will provide live performance information about all of the airline’s...


Lufthansa Technik takes over APU services for China Southern Airlines A350 fleet

China Southern Airlines and Lufthansa Technik signed an exclusive eight-year contract regarding the technical support for the auxiliary power units (APUs) of the Chinese carrier’s A350 fleet of currently 20 aircraft. According to the long-term agreement, Lufthansa Technik will provide MRO services for the Honeywell HGT1700 in the company’s specialized APU workshops in Hamburg, Ger...

airBaltic launches construction of Baltic Cargo Hub

airBaltic announced its partnership with UPB Nams for the construction of the Baltic Cargo Hub at RIX Riga Airport. This state-of-the-art facility is set to become the largest dedicated air cargo handling center in the Baltics, solidifying Riga Airport position as a leading air cargo hub. The facility will feature direct access to the apron, making cargo imp...

Ryanair extends maintenance agreement with Joramco to 10 maintenance lines

Ryanair announced an extension to its maintenance agreement with Joramco, the MRO provider based in Jordan, which will see the airline undertake 10 lines of heavy maintenance for the next 10 years at their MRO facility in Amman, Jordan. Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 800 aircraft by the end of the decade and this agreement will ensure that the airline has flexibility around where it...

Beond Airlines receives second aircraft to support expansion of premium leisure air travel

Beond announced lease and receipt of a new aircraft to serve new customers desiring a unique travel experience to the Maldives. The Airbus A321 aircraft is presently undergoing a reconfiguration to seat 68 discerning customers in premium, all-lay flat seating. The aircraft will sport Beond’s stunning signature dark grey and copper livery. This announcement follows Beond s...

British Airways apprentices reach new heights with landmark flight

A team of skilled British Airways apprentices have successfully dispatched a flight to South Africa, marking a first for the airline and reinforcing the key role apprentices play throughout the business. As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, around 40 apprentices worked across a variety of roles for the successful departure of the 18:25 Boeing 777 BA43 flight from London Heathrow to C...

RECARO Aircraft Seating selected by Air India as premium economy and economy seating partner for widebody aircraft

RECARO Aircraft Seating was selected by Air India as the premium economy and economy seating partner for their widebody aircraft. This partnership will see more than 22,000 RECARO seats installed in both linefit and retrofit programs over the next five to six years. Air India chose the award-winning CL3710 and the brand-new CL3810 for economy class, while the premium PL3530 will outfit t...

Airlines and airports increase IT spend to improve the passenger journey and meet sustainability goals

SITA 2023 Air Transport IT Insights report finds that both airports and airlines saw IT spend increase year on year into 2023, reaching an estimated 10.8 billion USD and 34.5 billion USD respectively, with over two-thirds of airport and airline CIOs expecting continued growth into 2024. Airports also boosted IT spend as a percentage of revenue in 2022 and 2023 even as business benef...

21st group with 16 students begin studies at airBaltic Pilot Academy

On February 5, 2024, the 21st group of 16 students began their professional pilot studies at the airBaltic Pilot Academy. Their aim is to receive a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. The 21st group of cadets represents countries such as Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Netherlands. Martin Gauss, Pr...

CAE and Global Crossing Airlines sign exclusive A320 pilot training agreement

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive pilot training agreement with Global Crossing Airlines to deploy and operate an Airbus A320 family full-flight simulator in Miami, Florida. The FFS is scheduled to be ready for training in the first quarter of 2024 to support GlobalX’s ongoing growth and the expansion of its Airbus A321 freighter fleet. John Coomes, GlobalX’s Vice President and D...

RECARO Aircraft Seating selected by Southwest Airlines to equip new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft with BL3710 economy class seat

RECARO Aircraft Seating was selected by Southwest Airlines to equip new aircraft deliveries with the BL3710 economy class seat. The Dallas-based airline will begin taking deliveries in 2025.The BL3710 will feature a multi-adjustable headrest cushion, an ergonomically enhanced seat bottom, a backrest with lumbar support, and a new armrest design that maximizes seat width. Southwest selected this se...

PLAY invites Icelandic exploration with stopovers at No Extra Cost

PLAY announced stopovers in Iceland at no extra cost, enabling travelers to visit two countries in one trip. This new feature gives passengers the option to turn their layover into a stayover in the “Land of Fire and Ice” on their way to or from more than 30 European destinations, including exciting getaways such as Barcelona,Split, Croatia and more. Travelers can book a firs...

Clean, on-demand flight across Europe - Flyv partners with ZeroAvia

Flyv and ZeroAvia signed an agreement to explore powering flyv’s on-demand, low-cost flight operations using ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric engines.Flyv aims to tackle the limitations of conventional travel systems, under strain from escalating demand across many modalities. At the same time, many smaller airfields are under-utilized. As new cleaner technologies reduce the operating...

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STARLUX orders A350F and more A330neo widebodies

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has placed a firm order for five all-new A350F freighters and three more A330neo widebody aircraft. STARLUX Airlines operates an all-Airbus passenger fleet that already...

Silk Avia introduces first new ATR 72-600 in Central Asia

Nordic Aviation Capital and ATR announced successful delivery of first new ATR 72-600 to Uzbekistan airline Silk Avia. This milestone marks the beginning of a new era for regional...

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RECARO Aircraft Seating selected to elevate passenger comfort in Condor's economy class

RECARO Aircraft Seating has been chosen by Condor airline to supply the Economy Class cabins of its new Airbus fleet with the award-winning BL3710 and lightweight SL3710 seats. The order inc...

AFI KLM E&M supports Australian airline Bonza

AFI KLM E&M and Bonza reached an argeement for component support for growing Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The support defined by AFI KLM E&M covers a broad scope tailored to Bonza...

Revolutionizing regional connectivity in Australia - Cessna SkyCourier chosen by Hinterland Aviation for fleet expansion

Hinterland Aviation signed a purchase agreement for first Cessna SkyCourier passenger variant in Australia . The aircraft, expected to deliver in 2026, will add to Hinterland expansive...

Three new 787-9 Dreamliners join the Etihad Airways fleet as it flies towards ambitious growth

Etihad Airways is celebrating the arrival of three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft this weekend. The national airline of the UAE welcomed the latest additions to its expanding fleet at Abu Dhabi Zayed Inter...

American Airlines becomes only U.S. carrier to fly between New York and Tokyo

Traveling to Japan will get easier this summer with new service from American Airlines between New York (JFK) and Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND). Last week, the United States Department...

RECARO Aircraft Seating CL3710 took center stage in Starlux Economy Class at Singapore Airshow

RECARO Aircraft Seating was showcasing its award-winning CL3710 seat in the economy class cabin of the Starlux Airlines A330 aircraft at the upcoming Singapore Airshow, scheduled to take pla...

Engine Maintenance Service contract for Smartwings’ Boeing 737NG and MAX fleets

Smartwings and Lufthansa Technik signed an agreement to support the largest Czech airline with comprehensive Engine Maintenance Services for LEAP-1B engines for its Boeing 737 MAX fleet. The first ind...